PCR, Point-of-Care & Antibody Testing
Bloom offers the highest quality testing options tailored to meet your needs. Diagnostic screening for current viral infections can be used to control the spread of COVID-19. Molecular testing by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) is the highest standard in accuracy when it comes to testing for a current infection.
Bloom also offers an array of point-of-care (PoC) molecular and antigen testing options to help clients build solutions for their workplace. PoC can be performed onsite for rapid results with convenient sample collection state-of-the-art reporting.
Bloom also offers a diverse portfolio of the highest quality antibody testing options. Antibody testing is used to determine previous exposure to COVID-19. The presence of antibodies can help to protect against re-infection of COVID-19.
About Our Tests
Saliva Tests & Blood Tests
How We Test
PCR Testing for Current COVID Infection
Point of Care Testing for Rapid Results
Comparing COVID-19 Tests
|PCR Test||Point of Care||Antibody Test|
|Sometimes referred to as:||Viral test, molecular test, RT-PCR test||Rapid diagnostic test, Some molecular tests, Antigen Tests||Serological test, serology, blood test, serology test|
|How the sample is taken:||Nasal swab or Saliva||Nasal or throat swab||Finger stick or blood draw|
|How long it takes to get results:||48 to 72 hours||One hour or less||48 to 72 hours|
Some rapid options available with results in less than 1 hour
|Is another test needed:||This test is typically highly accurate and usually does not need to be repeated.||Positive results are usually highly accurate but negative results may need to be confirmed with a molecular test.||Sometimes a second antibody test is needed for accurate results.|
|What it shows:||Diagnoses active coronavirus infection||Diagnoses active coronavirus infection||Shows if you’ve been infected by coronavirus in the past|
|What it can't do:||Show if you ever had COVID-19 or were infected with the coronavirus in the past||Definitively rule out active coronavirus infection. Antigen tests are more likely to miss an active coronavirus infection compared to molecular tests. Your health care provider may order a molecular test if your antigen test shows a negative result but you have symptoms of COVID-19.||Diagnose active coronavirus infection at the time of the test or show that you do not have COVID-19|